Double Bastard Ale - Stone Brewing Co.
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4.85/5 rDev +13.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
2011 Vintage bomber poured into a snifter.
A- Pours a cloudy, dark red, borderline brown color. Not much head on this one, maybe a half fingers worth which quickly fades to a thin film along the top. Some lacing can be seen along the sides of the glass.
S- Lots going on here with the smell. First off and most notably is the alcohol sting. I then get hoppy aromas consistent with what one would get from an IPA. The hoppy aromas seem to be mostly of piney resin, with some citrus. I also get slight hints of dark fruits.
T- I'm biased here since this is one of my favorite beers. A nice hop hit up front, with great piney characters. I also get some hints of an oakiness in this beer. There is also a good alcohol bite, with each sip finishing with a nice warming sensation from the alcohol.
M- Medium bodied, good alcohol bite. A great sipper.
As stated above, Double Bastard is one of my favorites and has been since I got into craft beers. I enjoy all of Stone's "Bastard" variants, and this is by far my favorite of them.
Serving type: bottle
02-13-2012 16:32:43 | More by vic21234
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